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The brave recruiter

the brave recruiterI joined in on a discussion on Twitter the other morning on what HR needs to do to be brave. My view was the role of HR is to say what everyone else is thinking.

But I think the brave recruiter is different. The most successful recruiters I have seen are brave. Indeed without bravery they would not have been so successful. It’s fair to say you can be an OK recruiter without being brave.

A truly great recruiter will stick their neck out time and time again.

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Recruitment business owners and leaders – did you get what you wanted in 2012?

Did you achieve your recruitment business goals in 2012. Pic by ewiemann.


When you reviewed your year, before starting the new one, did you get what you wanted? Looking back at what exactly you wanted to have achieved by the end of last year and what you want to be able to see for the start of January 2013 – are you there, can you see it, have you done it?



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12th day of Christmas

12 drummers drumming by Dawn HuczekThis is my last blog post of 2012. This means I’ve been blogging for recruitment managers and leaders for over a year. I’ve even started inviting people to read the blog too and subscribers are growing nicely.

Many thanks for all your kind comments.

Please do forward it to all the other recruitment managers and leaders you know in the hope they find it equally useful.

This year has been very agency-side focussed and next year I plan to open it up a little to client-side as I’m one of those irritating people who think that both agency and client side dedicated recruiters have more in common than they do differences (not saying there are no differences mind, just not as many as some people think) so lots of concepts and challenges apply to both.

If there’s anything you’d like me to write on in the upcoming year let me know…but in the meantime I have 2 last tasks for you today.

1.   Take some time for yourself and think about what you want for next year. I’ll be posting about New Year goals in January but if you wanted to get ahead you could check out the post here.

2.   Plan to have a great holiday. Think about what you want your Christmas and New Year to be like. What will happen, who will be there, what will everyone do and say and what will your role in that be? How can you make sure it’s what you want? What can you say and do to make it great? If you can picture it in full colour you’re much more likely to make it happen.

And remember…you can’t change Great Aunt Nellie, you can only change your feelings about her or your behaviour towards her. Just saying…

3. I know I said 2 tasks but there is one last one.

Have a really great Christmas and a fantastic New Year!

And see you in January…


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